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19th Sep 2019, 20:44
Replies: 39
Views: 31,552
Posted By Clay_T

If this guy's goal was to just inconvenience a...

If this guy's goal was to just inconvenience a flight, I would think there are easier ways to do it.

So is was he a diligent prankster or a lousy saboteur?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2019, 20:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By Clay_T

Cool! Thanks for the heads up. I'm hoping it...

Cool! Thanks for the heads up.
I'm hoping it makes it to the Aus 60 Minutes Youtube channel so I can watch it.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2019, 03:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By Clay_T

That's cool! Looked kind of windy that day. The...

That's cool!
Looked kind of windy that day. The jet ( and its pilot) handled it well.

I saw one fly at MCAS El Toro back in the '70's.
I'll never forget the sight and sound of it.
After it made...
6th Sep 2019, 03:53
Replies: 39
Views: 31,552
Posted By Clay_T

American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane. It aborted takeoff

From the Miami Herald 2019_09_05:

Here's the link: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article234766107.html
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Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2019, 03:25
Replies: 28
Views: 3,103
Posted By Clay_T

All (okay, most of) the charter/party boats in...

All (okay, most of) the charter/party boats in these parts have gensets that run 24 hours.
Thad doesn't mean they're not cooking with gas, just that there's plenty of A/C available.

I've fished...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2019, 22:07
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clay_T

I retired from car racing after wadding one up in...

I retired from car racing after wadding one up in turn 6 at Riverside, and went boat racing.
There weren't any as many walls to hit on the water!

We were up your way racing boats several times a...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2019, 21:40
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clay_T

Do you have pics of the underside from when it...

Do you have pics of the underside from when it was hanging on the crane?
I'd love to see what the tunnel looks like.

You are correct in that they are both "three point" hydroplanes.

That has...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2019, 03:28
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clay_T

Thanks for the tip on the book. I'll be ordering...

Thanks for the tip on the book. I'll be ordering it when I get home tonight!
I just finished Midnight in Chernobyl ISBN 9781501134616
I'm always on the lookout for good reads!

Going fast on...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2019, 19:58
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clay_T

Did you get out to see Warby's run? Not much on...

Did you get out to see Warby's run?
Not much on the internet about it.
There's an onboard vid on Warby's facebook.

(I'm too new here to post links so here's part of it.)...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2019, 02:12
Replies: 94
Views: 9,166
Posted By Clay_T

Training and discipline. The mental discipline...

Training and discipline.
The mental discipline to prioritize driving above all other tasks until it is firmly programmed into muscle memory.
Once the mind is trained to focus on driving, driving...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 00:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By Clay_T

[Some say] AdBlock+ sold out to big advertising...

[Some say] AdBlock+ sold out to big advertising years ago, because they white list (allow) some advertising to display by default.

Many websites are now detecting ad blockers and blocking access...
31st Jul 2019, 00:02
Replies: 19
Views: 7,719
Posted By Clay_T

I'm convinced most TSA are making it up as they...

I'm convinced most TSA are making it up as they go along.

More than once I've made a multi stop hop around the country, only to be told something I've been carrying on the entire trip is not...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2019, 01:26
Replies: 34
Views: 5,128
Posted By Clay_T

[fyi] Not playing embedded vids full screen is...

[fyi]
Not playing embedded vids full screen is a quirk of some message boards.

Once you have the embedded video playing, click on 'Youtube' at the lower right.
That will take you to the video on...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 23:28
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Clay_T

It is ice. Condensation freezes on the outside...

It is ice.
Condensation freezes on the outside of the LOX tanks.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jul 2019, 01:01
Replies: 30
Views: 3,072
Posted By Clay_T

It's built on Google's Chromium open source...

It's built on Google's Chromium open source browser.
Google has already locked up their Chrome API so third party ad blockers can't completely block advertising.

They are looking at ways to do...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2019, 21:22
Replies: 182
Views: 28,167
Posted By Clay_T

Imagine a senior, say 80 years old, watching Neil...

Imagine a senior, say 80 years old, watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.
They would have grown up with horse and buggy, seen horseless carriages, airplanes, jets, and rockets to the moon.
Will...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2019, 01:15
Replies: 182
Views: 28,167
Posted By Clay_T

We had a black and white TV at the time. Dad...

We had a black and white TV at the time.
Dad was ok with this, since he knew the broadcast from space would be B&W.
When NASA announced they were going to broadcast color from the moon, dad ran...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2019, 21:52
Replies: 47
Views: 4,789
Posted By Clay_T

Others have mentioned foot protection after a...

Others have mentioned foot protection after a quake.

If you're on the road when one hits, you may have to get out of your car and walk over uneven ground.
Consider keeping a pair of shoes (and...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2019, 21:27
Replies: 47
Views: 4,789
Posted By Clay_T

The first earthquake I can recall feeling was...

The first earthquake I can recall feeling was Sylmar, on my birthday in 1971.

I missed the Loma Prieta quake in '89.
We were a hundred miles offshore, cruising down to Cabo when we heard the news...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2019, 19:29
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,992,552
Posted By Clay_T

There is only one racing line for a given track....

There is only one racing line for a given track. It is the quickest line around the track.
Every other part of the track is considered to be off line, and subject to the conditions you stated.
...
19th Jun 2019, 01:43
Replies: 72
Views: 52,313
Posted By Clay_T

I watched it frame by frame and the rudder looked...

I watched it frame by frame and the rudder looked to be flopping back and forth. The pilot certainly was not standing on the pedal.
I'm also wondering if the pilot didn't steer away from the bank...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2019, 18:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By Clay_T

Bill Cosby* was another. I had all his LP's as a...

Bill Cosby* was another. I had all his LP's as a kid.
Only time he ever got close to profanity was during a cocaine joke.
[paraphrasing]


I've been to a couple of Tim Conway's son, Tim Conway...
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